The President’s statement:
“I think the public ought to know the extraordinary exertions being made by the lobby in Washington to gain recognition for alterations of the bill.
Washington has seldom seen so industrious or so insidious a lobby. The newspapers are being filled with paid advertisements calculated to mislead the judgement of public men, not only, but also the public opinion of the country itself.
There is every evidence that money without limit is being spent to sustain this lobby and to create the appearance of a pressure of public opinion antagonistic to some of the chief items of [this] bill”
Some things never change.